Mendoza Winery B&B Recommendations?

Old Jun 11th, 2012, 07:58 PM
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Mendoza Winery B&B Recommendations?

Hello!
My Fiance & I will be going to Peru & Argentina for our honeymoon in November. We've book 3/4 of the trip.. but we are having trouble deciding where to stay in MENDOZA.

We would like to do a wine tour one day and see the city another day. Since it's our honeymoon we think it might be nice to stay at a winery. We would like to stay in an area where at least a couple of the wineries on our list are located.

Achaval Ferrer
Tempus Alba
Andeluna

Can anyone recommend a good place to stay in wine country. That's not too far from those wineries and not too far from the city? Budget $125-$200/a night.

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Old Jun 13th, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Help!?
Anyone stay anywhere nice in Mendoza wine country that won't break the bank? and is fairly central?

Alternatively, we've read some good things about Plaza Italia B&B in the city. Has anyone stayed there?

Thoughts?

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Old Jun 13th, 2012, 10:52 PM
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We stayed in Hostal Lao which was very central and cheap but it was not somewhere I would recommend for a honeymoon! Have you tried using the search facility top right? I know that there have been reports on Mendoza B&B s but some time ago. I have to say I was not especially impressed with Mendoza and much preferred Salta region which also has many great vineyards.
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Hi Crellston!
Thanks for your reply. I will try the search function. I've seen a few nice places.. just not sure on how central they are to the vineyards we really want to see.. "and" to the city.
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I was in Mendoza province less than 4 years ago.

The one caveat is that most of the wineries are south of Mendoza. We stayed in Chacras de Coria at the Casa Glebinias, which is actually in its own private park.

One of the most beautiful places I've ever stayed in.
http://www.casaglebinias.com/index.html Some of the rooms are more than $200 and some are close to your $125. Breakfast is served every morning.

The one warning I have is that the wineries are not close together, and are further south. You will need a reservation. You don't have to be exactly on time, but the same morning or afternoon is OK. The wineries are gated with a watchman at the front with your name.

My favorites were Catena Zapata, Finca Carlos Polenta and Bodega Norton. Finca Polenta and Catena Zapata are close together. At the Finca we paid a bit extra for a private wine tasting in the wine cellar. Catena Zapata is not to be missed. Four story bulding shaped like a Mayan pyramid.
http://www.catenawines.com/

Once you leave Catena Zapata, make a right turn up to the highway. Make a left at the highway to Ruca Malen for a delicious lunch with wines of your choice that flow freely.
http://www.bodegarucamalen.com/

Most places to stay prefer cash American money, even though the government is trying to crack down because of the rampant inflation. You will get a discount with cash.
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One additional point, Achaval Ferrer, Tempus Alba and
Andeluna are not really close to each other, which means a lot of driving on unfamiliar roads.

Tempus Alba is close to Ruca Malen, described above. Andeluna is in the Uco Valley area, and Archeval Ferrer is very close to Mendoza.

It's about 30 miles or so from Archeval Ferrer to Tempus Alba. Andeluna is south and east of Mendoza.

It was difficult enough to fit 3 wineries that are close by each other, in one day. I can't imagine trying it with the distances mentioned and unfamiliar roads.

I recommend getting Fodor's Argentina book. They have the best general location maps of any tour guide I found.
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